Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League courtesy of a 5-0 thrashing of bottom side Huddersfield Town at Anfield.
On Friday, Naby Keita took just 14 seconds to open the scoring – Liverpool's fastest Premier League goal – before Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah got in on the act before the interval.
In the 23rd minute, Mane headed in the second, finding a Andy Robertson cross from the left after Virgil Van Dijk had started the move with a surge out from the back.
At the stroke of half time, Salah scored to make it 3-0 for Liverpool thanks to Alexander-Arnold, who spotted the attacker's darting run into the box and the Egyptian lifted a deft finish over the onrushing Lossl.
Huddersfield, who opted against massed defence and tried to be positive, started the second half in determined fashion, creating three promising openings, but Liverpool soon took back control.
66 minutes on, Mane scored to double his tally and make the scoreline 4-0. The 27-year-old joined Salah on 20 top-flight goals for the season with a second header as he nods Henderson’s ball into the box back across Lossl.
It was 5-0 in the 83rd minute when Shaqiri slipped in Robertson down the left and his low cross fell kindly to Salah for a virtual tap-in at the front post for his second of the night.
After the match, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp told BBC, "We are happy with the points we have and now we are focused on the next game. We have a mindset that works and we try to create problems for each opponent by working hard.
"It's obviously an outstanding group of players, who did well against a Huddersfield side who are much better than the result shows. They had proper counter-attacks so we needed to be patient and we scored wonderful goals."
With this win, Liverpool move on to 91 points – two ahead of City who travel to Burnley this weekend – while Huddersfield remains rock-bottom on 14 points.
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